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Adult - 18+

Beginning/Intermediate Silversmithing

Beginning students will learn how to fabricate jewelry from metal sheet and wire.  Begin with basic skills such as forging, soldering and setting cabochon stones.  Learn to use a jeweler's saw and other hand tools.

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 27-Apr 17, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 8-May 29, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: June 12-July 10 (skip July 3), Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Jul 24-Aug 14, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction and Memoir

Everyone has a story to tell! This class will investigate the art of crafting a compelling memoir as well as give introduction to the burgeoning field of Creative Non-Fiction. In this class, you will be presented with a number of inspiring examples to help you begin to consider how you might pursue your own craft.

Dates & Times

May 22-Jun 19, Tuesdays 4-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Pine Needle Basket Weaving Basics

You will learn the basic methods of coiled weaving. We will use pine needles as our weaving material, though this technique can be used with other materials as well. You will start your weaving around a decorative center. You will use the basic swirling stitch gives your woven piece stability and is very attractive. Learn how to shape your basket to its desired form.

Dates & Times

#1: July 14, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

#2: August 4, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Fused Geometric Wall Clock

You will be creating a bright colorful contemporary wall clock which will add a splash of color to your home or office.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and will have a chance to use frit, stringers, and nuggets with other geometric shapes of glass. We will discuss how to drill a hole in your project and the placement of the hole for proper mounting on the wall.

Dates & Times

#1: June 16, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: August 26, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Oil Painting Workshop

Oil painting is a fun way to express your creative spirit. It's the most forgiving of all painting mediums. As you develop your skills, you'll soon be on your way! We will learn how to blend colors, which brush to use and how to apply the paint. You will be guided through different techniques such as: wet-on-wet, fat over lean, palette knives painting, and so on. All levels

Dates & Times

August 9, Thursday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Intermediate/Advanced Silversmithing

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class.

Join other students who have taken Beginning Silversmithing and further your skills by working side by side with individual projects. Instructor will work on projects and demonstrate techniques as well. A general supply list is available. You may also have a conversation with the instructor about your project at sign up.

Dates & Times

#1: May 9-May 30, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: June 13-July 11 (skip July 4), Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jul 25-Aug 15, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Drawing I - Sundays

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class. We will be working in several drawing media and will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to acheive beautiful finished projects!

This class is for All Levels

Dates & Times

May 20-Jun 24, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Pastels

Pastels are a beautiful, exciting, vibrant art form that you can bring anywhere- and they yield amazingly bright, vibrant, color-infused art! We will be doing a variety of subjects- Landscapes, animals, and still lives, and will explore color, value, highlights, shadows and materials, in this fun and informative class for everyone! This class will primarily focus on the use of Hard Pastels and Oil Pastels. Beginner, Intermediate

Dates & Times

Jul 9-Aug 13, Mondays 4-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Drawing I - Wed Evenings

Come learn the fundamentals of drawing in this introductory class! Students will focus on linear perspective, shape, value and form. Beginner

Dates & Times

Wed, 6/6-7/18 (skip 7/4), 5:30-8 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Byron Bratt
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Coldworking Basics

A coldworking class covering the basics of cutting and grinding glass, tool care, theory of polishing and decorative techniques. We will cover the proper use of each tool in the cold shop and get hands on experience using the tools.

Beginning

Dates & Times

Jun 4-Jun 25, Mondays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Jesse Bach
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Beginning Lapidary

Student will learn techniques to shape a slab of stone into a cabochon suitable for use in jewelry or other art work (hardness no greater than 7).

4 sessions

Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: May 16-Jun 6, Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: Jun 16-Jul 7, Saturdays 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Intermediate Lapidary

Pre-requisite beginning class or instructor approved. This class will cover techniques for stones hardness 7 and greater. Free form shaping.

4 sessions

Intermediate

Dates & Times

#1: May 12-June 9 (skip May 26), Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: June 13-July 11 (skip July 4), Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Weekend Intro to Hot Glass

Learn the basics of gathering, shaping, and blowing glass in this introductory course. We will establish a vocabulary about glass while using breath, heat, gravity, and simple tools to create forms.

Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 7 & Apr 8, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Jun 9 & Jun 10, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#3: Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Acrylic Painting I

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone!

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Dates & Times

#1: Sun, 3/11 - 4/22 (skip 4/1), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: May 21-Jun 25, Mondays 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: Jul 8-Aug 12, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Art How2's 2018 Part 2: Adding the “A” to STEM

This series of workshops will highlight the value of fostering creativity in the context of STEM content areas by featuring newly adopted WA State National Core Arts Standards.

Dates & Times

April 18, 25, May 2, & May 9, 6-8:30pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mari Atkinson
Location: Multiple

Edit Your Manuscript

Are you sitting on a completed or almost completed manuscript? Do you have myriad pieces that you know fit together-and, yet, you don't know how to make everything mesh? If so, we hope you will join us! This workshop will walk you through the ins and outs of revising and editing your manuscript. We will walk through strategies and tactics that will make the daunting process of polishing your work manageable and even, dare I say it, fun.

Dates & Times

Mon, 5/21-6/18 (skip 5/28), 4-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Abstract Garden Art Paintings

Choose from the different large wood cutouts to create two fun wood pieces for your garden or patio.  So fun!

Dates & Times

June 9, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Big and Bold Abstracts

Let’s go Big!
We'll be using bold colors to create a large gesture painting on canvas, incorporating writing, painting, and mixed media.

Dates & Times

May 5, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Blog It Out: Creating Your Personal Blog

Enter the creative and dynamic world of blogging by sharing your story. Blogging offers writers a unique and flexible platform for connecting with others and developing a distinct voice. In this course, learn the basics of starting a blog, telling your story, developing your own voice, growing an audience of readers, and creating your blog page.

Dates & Times

June 22-July 20 (skip July 6), Fridays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Cecilia Kennedy
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Dramatic Doodles

Relax while unleashing your inner creativity with dramatic doodles. Turn your doodles into works of art through repetitive patterning, optical illusions and unique color palettes.

Dates & Times

July 24, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Horror in a Flash: Horror Flash Fiction Writing

Dark and stormy nights are yours to write, slash, and boil down to 1,000 words or less. In this course, you will learn about the basics of flash fiction and horror writing in order to develop your own monstrous creations.

Dates & Times

May 24-Jun 14, Thursdays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Cecilia Kennedy
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Introduction to Goblets

Learn to blow thin glass cups,stems and blown feet and learn to put them together using the "garage" we will also learn exercises to practice building skill outside of the class. Teamwork and repetition will be emphasized.

Advanced

Dates & Times

Jun 16 & Jun 23, Saturdays 9 am-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Rich Langley & Chris Schuelke
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Painting On Silk for Quilters

Create the colors and textures you want by creating your own fat quarters. Using permanent dyes, we will learn to mix, blend, and texture colors to create fabrics that are one of a kind.

Dates & Times

June 23, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

The Art of the Scholarship Essay

Are you applying for college or graduate school? Is a personal essay part of the application or scholarship application process? If so, this course will help you craft a “winning chance” essay that makes your personal experience shine.

Dates & Times

June 27-July 25 (skip July 4), Wednesdays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Cecilia Kennedy
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Beginning Stained Glass

This introductory class provides a foundation for stained glass using the copper foil technique.  We will cover designing projects for glass, the art of glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, finishing and presentation. 

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 28-May 2, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: May 23-Jun 27, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Agees 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Jul 18-Aug 22, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lapidary Open Studio

Spend the afternoon working independently on your lapidary project. We will have a room monitor available but no instruction. We provide the equipment, you provide your own rocks.

Pre-requisite: Beginning Lapidary or pass an access test with monitor.

Pre-registration required.

Dates & Times

#1: April 20, Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: May 18, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#3: June 11, Monday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#4: June 29, Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Understanding Color - Consecutive Week

Have you ever been frustrated when choosing colors for an art project, sewing project, painting or even deciding what to wear? Does it seem that sometimes you get it and other times you don't? Learning basic color theory will give you the tools, knowledge and understanding to make those choices a whole lot easier and more fun.

Dates & Times

Aug 11-Aug 25, Saturdays 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lois Gaylord
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Weekend Advanced Silversmithing

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class. 

Join other students who have taken Beginning Silversmithing and further your skills by working side by side with individual projects. Instructor will work on projects and demonstrate techniques as well. A general supply list is available. You may also have a conversation with the instructor about your project at sign up.

Dates & Times

#1: Jun 23 & Jun 24, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Jul 28 & Jul 29, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Aug 18 & Aug 19, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Weekend Beginning Silversmithing

Beginning students will learn how to fabricate jewelry from metal sheet and wire.  Begin with basic skills such as forging, soldering and setting cabochon stones.  Learn to use a jeweler's saw and other hand tools.

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 14 & Apr 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 19 & May 20, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jun 16 & Jun 17, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#5: Aug 4 & Aug 5, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Basic Glass Cutting

In this class, students learn about basic tools to cut and break apart glass.

You will learn how to do the three basic cuts: inside curves, outside curves, and straight lines. Students will have the skills to be more creative when taking fusing classes. This class is also for anyone wanting to improve their cutting skills.

Dates & Times

#1: May 5, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: July 28, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Beyond Basic Block Printing

Have you already learned the basics of block printing and want to learn more?

Students will have an opportunity to learn: chine colle and puzzle block printing (in addition to everyone's favorite, the rainbow roll!) Students will create at least one carved block and we will spend the afternoon experimenting with several different carving and inking techniques.
Must have some previous block printing experience. All levels welcome!

Dates & Times

June 9, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Leslie Nan Moon
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Beyond Traditional Cutting Tools

This class takes you beyond the basic cutting tools.

Students will learn how to use cutting tools that make it easier to cut geometric shapes. You will use a strip cutter, circle cutter, and the Morton Portable Glass Shop to expand on your glass designs for fusing, stained glass, and mosaics.
You will practice your new cutting skills by creating two fused 4" square coasters.

Dates & Times

#1: May 6, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: July 29, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Block Printing - Fun with Inking

Learn the beautiful technique of  block (relief) printing in this workshop.  Acquire all the skills needed to create and enjoy making your own hand-pulled prints.

All Levels

Dates & Times

May 12, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Leslie Nan Moon
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Boho Embellishment

Have a garment or accessory that you want to add a little character to? Want to create wall art or a fiber design? Come join us for a class on embroidery and embellishment techniques. We will combine different techniques and patterns for unique combinations and give standard processes a modern vibe.

Dates & Times

August 18, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 18 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Build Your Own Silkscreen

Ever wanted to create your own silk screen? Come take this class that will teach you how to build your own silk screen for screen printing, photo emulsion and silk screening.

Students will learn how to properly build and assemble silk screens for printing.

Dates & Times

June 23, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Drawing Celtic Knots

Learn how to construct a basic Celtic knot (an interlaced design) with a technique that can be used to fill a space of any size. Then, deepen your learning with exercises to expand into more complex knots and fill irregular spaces.

Dates & Times

August 18, Saturday 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Kevin Cain
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Ceramic Bugs & Creatures

Description coming soon!

Dates & Times

August 20, Monday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Crystal Clay Pendants & Rings

Create a statement ring or pendant using epoxy clay and raw crystals. This easy technique pairs molding and sculpting with raw stones to create dynamic organic rings and pendants that are bound to knock your socks off. Get the same look as PMC without the kiln work.

Dates & Times

July 21, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing & Painting: Nature!

Painting and drawing flowers and landscapes is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring them to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of natural subjects. We will cover lighting, color harmony, composition, and many other subjects to help you to bring your artwork to life! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion, in which you will be able to follow along with the steps while they are being done in front of the class. 

Al Levels

Dates & Times

Wed, 6/20-8/1 (skip 7/4), 4-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Diamonds in Cedar

Using wire and ash over cedar bark spokes, this basket will be twined, employing 2 techniques of X's. Diamond patterns will be visible, inside and out. A double lashed border will finish this small basket.

Dates & Times

May 19, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Polly Sutton
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Elements of Nature & Encaustic

We will be assembling natural elements on wood and adding beeswax and color. Feel free to collect small natural elements to play with.

Students will learn how to let go of judgement, how to use and play with encaustic and texture and how to attach objects.

Dates & Times

July 28, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Encaustic Tiles Workshop

Encaustic on tiles is beautiful and so fun to work details and textures. You will learn how to enhance s smooth surface with textures and color and make a complete set of 6 Tiles.

Dates & Times

July 21, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Faux Enameling

powders, enameling medium and resin to permanently adhere color to metal. This technique will create the same look as torch-fired or kiln-fired enamels but without the heat. Learn to combine Enamel Medium with quick-melting Relique powders, to create beautiful mixed-media metalwork in minutes. Cold Enameling will never rub off, fade or yellow over time.

Dates & Times

August 10, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fine Silver Fusing

You will learn the basics of creating chain and rings without using solder. You will use fine silver and a butane torch to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Additionally I will teach you how to create geometric shapes, how to use Liver of Sulfur (for aging), how to hammer and texture your rings and how to use a tumbler and shot. This basic technique will get you comfortable with a torch.

Dates & Times

May 18, Friday 10 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Gratitude Boxes

In this class you will make a mixed media "miracle" box to store your "wishes" and wants, and "miracles" you are grateful for!

We will explore, play and have a really fun time as we learn new skills with paint, resin, and ephemeral materials.

Dates & Times

May 9 & May 16, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Image Transfer Workshop

Image-transfers are a fun and magical way of creating an artwork using your own images, pictures from magazines, or text from newspaper print.

This technique can add texture and interesting imperfections to your images that give them a romantic quality. You can transform almost anything into an original image transfer art piece. Surfaces like ceramic tile, wood, glass, canvas, cloth bags, clothing, etc., are all good starting points to build your transfers on. 

Dates & Times

Fri 5/25, 4-6pm & Sat 5/26. 11-1pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Berette Macaulay
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Intermediate Encaustic Workshop

Calling all previous Encaustic students, or anyone who already loves the buttery medium that is encaustic. This new workshop is designed to create more depth and luminesce layers to your work, using hard color verses translucent and a few burn techniques. An overview of intermediate to advanced techniques will take your work to the next level of joy and complexity.

Beginning Encaustic or a recent introductory encaustic class is a prerequisite for this course.

Dates & Times

June 24, Sunday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intro to a Jewelry Saw

Enter a new realm of jewelry techniques by learning how to use a jeweler's saw. Bring your own designs, or choose one of our samples to cut out of metal with a saw and create a pendant. Students will learn both sawing and piercing metal as well as finishing and filing steps to creating a smooth, eye-catching piece.

Dates & Times

June 29, Friday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intro to Leatherwork: The Perfect Little Clutch

In this class you will learn about the art of working with leather. All while making a sweet little clutch.

When do you hand sew, when do you use a machine? When do you glue and finish edges? What is "hardware" and when/why do you use it? We can answer those questions and much more! In this class we will go over the basics of hand working leather. We will be going old school and learning the beautiful art of hand sewing leather. No machine required! Design your own clutch and personalize the closure and details.

Dates & Times

June 22, Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Deb Shannon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Better Results from Adobe Lightroom

An evening of practical tips for getting the most out of Lightroom. To paraphrase Ansel Adams' musical analogy, the digital capture is the score but post-processing is the performance. Learn to make your photos perform at their best. Topics include contrast enhancement for tough images like the Milky Way, quickly straighten buildings, clear up haze and grey NW skies, easy HDR (high dynamic range) with a natural look, handle bright colors without losing saturation or detail, auto-mask brushes-plus safe file and import management.

Dates & Times

June 7, Thursday 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intro to Fusing Workshop

Learn basic fusing concepts using Bullseye 90COE glass.
You will apply the information discussed with hands-on use of small tabletop kilns. Students learn how to work with dichroic glass, and discuss options for creating their finished pieces.

Dates & Times

#1: June 9, Saturday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: August 19, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Making Fancy Cane

Learn to make\pull "zanfrico" fancy cane of various designs and "roll" them up to create beautiful pieces!

In this class student will learn to:
Pull straight canes proficiently

Twist various fancy canes using straight canes to make patterns.

Roll up fused canes on a collar and blow them into various shapes.

Intermediate

Dates & Times

Th 7/12, F 7/13, Th 7/19 & F 7/20, 6-10pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Rich Langley & Chris Schuelke
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Successful Milky Way Photos

Efficiently shoot dramatic Milky Way images by following a straightforward set of steps to plan, capture and post-process in Lightroom or Photoshop. Learn how to be at the right place at the right time with the right gear. Do not waste your time standing around frustrated in the dark. The camera can see much more of the night sky than the human eye, but you will need editing to bring out the glory of this hidden universe.

Dates & Times

May 17, Thursday 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intro to Needle Felting

In this class students will discover how fun and easy it is to create with wool fleece. From simple wool beads to intricately detailed small figures, the creative possibilities are endless! Students will leave class with new felted creations plus the tools and knowledge to keep on creating more at home.

Dates & Times

#1: July 1, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: August 26, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Lampwork Pendants: Intermediate

We will be watching 3 demos and have the students follow the same steps for the pieces. These will use the techniques learned in the Fundementals class and expand on more ways to manipulate glass.

Intermediate

Dates & Times

#1: June 15, Friday 5-9 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Jacob Petersen
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: August 24, Friday 5-9 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Jacob Petersen
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Ceramic People/Animal Bowls

Description coming soon!

Dates & Times

August 6, Monday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Photo Based Collage

Photo-based collaging is both a creative and intuitive way of producing an art piece using images you already have!

We all have extra copies of unframed pictures, masses of forgotten digital images sitting on our cameras and phones, or sentimental magazines that occupy too much space at home. These are the perfect image sources for this class! Your work may also include sentimental trinkets, jewelry, greeting cards, letters, (you name it!) - anything that can be repurposed, incorporated into a vision board, or immortalized as an art piece to be displayed at home, at work, or gifted to a loved one.

Dates & Times

May 18, Friday 6-9 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Berette Macaulay
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Intro to Poetry

Are you dabbling with poetry? Do you have notebooks half-filled with lines you are trying to perfect? Or, perhaps, you are trying to figure out how to read poetry and are struggling to understand how the masters can pack such a wallop in so few words.

Join us as we wade into the glade of the poetic form.

Dates & Times

August 25, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Reduction Screenprinting

Make painterly colorful prints with this one-screen, non-photo method. You will build layers of brilliant color up to a final image in glorious texture. Students will create at least one small limited edition print. This is a truly unique and rare opportunity to realize your ideas in print. Class will begin with a showing of the instructor's work and a demonstration.

Dates & Times

Su 6/3-7/15 (skip 7/1), 1-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Brinton
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

RelaxingThrough Art

Art is known for being relaxing, releasing and rejuvenating. No drawing experience needed for this class, it is about the individual transformation of the student.

All levels.

NOTE: This date is different than the one listed in the catalog. 

Dates & Times

June 23, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Amanda Stovall
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Getting Real with Resin

Learn to work with ICE Resin, a non-toxic jeweler's grade resin that gives you endless possibilities for your jewelry designs! Pour the resin into a bezel setting or silicone mold, or even use it over paper. You can use lots of different images and materials with ICE Resin that will be sure to get your creativity running wild! You will be able to carefully take your piece with you after class, or come back the next day to pick it up.

Dates & Times

August 12, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Sashiko Patchwork

Learn typical sashiko techniques and use them to add flare or repairs to needed garments.

Students will learn 10 standard Sashiko patterns, process and application.

Students will make 10 samples of typical sashiko stitching as well as fix any garments needing repair with sashiko patchwork application.

Dates & Times

August 4, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Sculpture & Acrylic

Gain a broad understanding through in depth exploration and comprehensive media education. Learn how acrylic can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting & how to create structural supports.

Dates & Times

Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Multiple

Encaustic Seasides & Landscapes

In this workshop we are painting in the luminous colors of sea glass to create peaceful ocean waters, using texture techniques to give your sea foam, life and energy. Complete with sea foam and sand... You will complete 4 pieces to soothe your spirit..

Dates & Times

June 30, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Tidepool with Melted Glass

Make a beautiful treasure. Everyone loves to look at sea life in a tidepool and this is your time to create your own. Students will learn to create the bowl and sea animals using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

July 16, Monday 11-2 am
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Zentangle 101

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal wellbeing.

Dates & Times

May 19, Saturday 2-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Sara Harlan
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Intermediate

Expand your design ideas by learning how to incorporate "windows", snake wraps, beads and decorative stitches to your pine needle basket designs. Get individual help with your own design.

Dates & Times

#1: June 16, Saturday 10:30-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

#2: August 25, Saturday 10:30-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

High School Glassblowing

This one week summer program introduces students to the science and art of glass blowing with the guidance of a highly knowledgeable teacher. This hands-on experience will introduce teens to the basic techniques involved in glassblowing such as gathering, blowing, and properly handling tools.  No prerequisite. Beginner

Dates & Times

Aug 14-Aug 17, Tuesday-Friday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 14 to 18
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Glassblowing I

The basics of working with molten glass will be covered in this eight week class. Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 3-May 22, Tuesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Eric Pederson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: June 5-July 31, Tuesdays (skip July 3) 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Intermediate Stained Glass -Tuesday Morning

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 27-May 1, Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: May 8-Jun 12, Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Jun 19-Jul 24, Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: Jul 31-Sep 4, Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Glassblowing II

If you already know the basics of blowing glass, but aren't quite ready to work on your own, this class is for you. The use of handles, bits, and wraps will be covered, as will color application. Intermediate - Prerequisite: Glass I (taken twice) or one year experience

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 4-May 23, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: June 6-August 1 (skip 7/4), Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Surface Design Series: #3 Artful Weaving

In this workshop, students will create their own basic loom using a picture frame, nails, and a hammer. Students will then use their loom to practice basic weaving methods using a variety of fibers. Students will also create a small art-weaving using natural items as their loom.

Dates & Times

April 21, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Weekend Creature Feature

This class will focus on introducing students to sculptural flameworking in borosilcate glass with an emphasis on creating creatures both real and fantastic. We will touch upon elements such as texture, proportion, and structure to inform our skills and where and how we apply different hot working techniques to get the best possible results. We won't be focusing on photo realism but working on the basics and having a good time with them.

Beginning.

Dates & Times

Mar 31 & Apr 7, Saturdays 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Jessie Blackmer
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Drawing I - Mondays

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class. We will be working in several drawing media and will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to acheive beautiful finished projects!

Please bring supplies on the first day of class.

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 12-Apr 16, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Jul 9-Aug 13, Mondays 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Art in the Garden: Fused Geometric Plant Stakes

These fused bright colorful contemporary garden plant stakes will add a splash of color to your yard and patio.

Dates & Times

#1: April 21, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: April 29, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: May 12, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: May 20, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#5: July 15, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Surface Design Series: #2 Hand Stitch & Embellishment

This workshop will work with basic stitch/embroidery techniques to create two projects. Students will be embellishing small pieces of fabric which they will use to create a small, wearable pocket/pouch. For the second project, students will create a small cover for a mini art-journal which they will also make in class.

Dates & Times

April 14, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Lampwork Pendants: Fundamentals

This is an introductory lampwork/borosilicate class that will include vital information to a hobbyist or aspiring glassblower.

Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: May 11, Friday 5-9 pm
Ages: Ages 13 & up
Instructor: Jacob Petersen
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: July 20, Friday 5-9 pm
Ages: Ages 13 & up
Instructor: Jacob Petersen
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Surface Design Series: #1 Painting & Bleaching

Students will explore several different mediums including: painting with dyes, painting with fabric paints, using fabric sprays, and augmenting acrylic paints with textile medium for painting upon fabric. Students will also work with discharge paste and bleach. If we have time, we will also experiment with using shaving cream for creating a marbled look on fabric.

Dates & Times

April 7, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Surface Design Series: #4 Printing, Stenciling & Image Transfer

In this workshop, students will be experimenting with a wide variety of surface design techniques including: stamping on fabric with premade stamps, carving simple stamps, eco-printing, mono-printing, using premade stencils, creating stencils, and image transfer.

Beginning

Dates & Times

April 28, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

The Versatility of Colored Pencil

Transcend the traditional look, feel and concept of color pencils by learning to push this medium into a far richer and relevant form of fine art expression. Learn techniques of layering and color mixing that make your color pencil work feel more like a brush or liquid medium. Some drawing ability and knowledge of color is helpful.

Dates & Times

#1: March 29, Thursday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: June 14, Thursday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Write a Novel This Month!

Do you want to write a novel? Sure, but it seems impossible, right? It isn't impossible: writing a novel is entirely attainable, and Schack is here to help you do it.   

Beginning-Intermediate

Dates & Times

Su 5/20-7/1 (skip 5/27), 2-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Watercolor Painting I

Enjoy the fascinating, vibrant world of watercolor in this exciting class! We will paint a variety of subjects- landscapes, animals, portraits, and still lives, and explore color, value, shadow, perspective, materials, and brush handling in this fun and informative class for everyone! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to the paintings as they are being done in front of the class. 

Beginner to Advanced

PLEASE NOTE: Price listed in catalog is incorrect.  Online price reflects lengthened class.

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 12-Apr 16, Mondays 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Wed, 6/20-8/1 (skip 7/4), 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Electro Etched Copper Pendants or Earrings

Electro-etching is a fabulous low-tech and low-cost way to add design and dimension to a flat sheet of metal. You'll choose a design from a selection provided, transfer it to copper sheet, etch the metal (re-purposed phone chargers are involved - very cool!), cut out your earrings or pendant, and dome your pieces before finishing them.               

All levels

Dates & Times

August 11, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Silver Stack Rings

Soldering is magic. Making metal stick to itself with metal glue? Totally magic! Come learn some magic and go home with 3 lovely sterling silver stack rings to prove it. If you have never used a torch before, this is the class for you. Short, sweet, and highly productive. The instructor will be with you every step of the way.

Dates & Times

August 25, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Fused Coral Sea Bowl

You will be creating a beautiful sea-inspired coral bowl to adorn your tabletop.

Students will make a 10"-13" fused coral bowl using strips of glass. Additional design elements can be added with frit and nuggets.

Dates & Times

#1: April 8, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: June 30, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: August 6, Monday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass -Thursday Night

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 29-May 3, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: May 10-Jun 14, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Jun 21-Jul 26, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: Aug 2-Sep 6, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass -Tuesday Night

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

#1: May 8-Jun 12, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: Jun 19-Jul 24, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Jul 31-Sep 4, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Beginning & Intermediate Bronze Metal Clay Jewelry

This class will teach beginning students how to manipulate the clay by using molding compound and textures. Students will complete 3-5 projects during class. Intermediate students will learn additional gem setting techniques and further hone their skills.

All Levels

 

Dates & Times

June 9, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you're fascinated by baubles, bangles, and beads, this one day class is for you. You will make many glass beads as you learn the basic skills of heating Moretti (soft) glass, applying it to a mandrel, and shaping it with tools. Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: April 28, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: July 14, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: August 18, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio